New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1982

Author:Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Lizard : AGAMA
6. Be absorbent : BLOT
10. Nigerian people : BINI
14. Actress Leslie ___ : CARON
15. Network of nerves : RETE
16. Son of Aphrodite : EROS
17. Kin of arks : HOUSEBOATS
19. Artist who built a Dream House in N.Y. : DALI
20. Shade tree : ELM
21. Tends the lawn : MOWS
22. City in Taiwan : TAINAN
24. Party by or for new residents : HOUSEWARMING
26. Certain lessening of tension : DETENTE
29. Japanese statesman : ITO
30. Unaccompanied : ALONE
31. Winter machine : SNOWPLOW
36. Alliance : BLOC
37. Track : SPOOR
39. Tear apart : RIVE
40. Willy Loman and others : SALESMEN
42. Sharpened : HONED
43. Craggy hill : TOR
44. Orphan Annie's lizards : LEAPERS
46. Flimsy structure : HOUSEOFCARDS
51. Join up : ENLIST
52. Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
53. College deg. : MBA
56. Wagger in old films : ASTA
57. Swatters' targets : HOUSEFLIES
60. Sea swallow : TERN
61. Gaelic : ERSE
62. Poetic measures : IAMBI
63. For men only : STAG
64. Homophone for rise : RYES
65. Aviary sound : TWEET
1. Yearn : ACHE
2. British prison : GAOL
3. Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g. : ARUM
4. Parts of yrs. : MOS
5. Buttercup's relative : ANEMONE
6. Spend time in a bookstore : BROWSE
7. Rent : LEASE
8. "McGraw's boy" : OTT
9. Person with a will : TESTATOR
10. Obscure : BEDIM
11. Persian : IRANI
12. Actor Lloyd ___ : NOLAN
13. "Of Thee ___" : ISING
18. Match : BOUT
23. Like ___ of pins : AROW
24. Therefore : HENCE
25. Skid-row denizen : WINO
26. Touches lightly : DABS
27. Fitzgerald : ELLA
28. Instrument : TOOL
31. Scion : SON
32. Bolsters : PROPS
33. Masher's come-on : LINE
34. Ham's "Your turn" : OVER
35. Unites : WEDS
37. More polished : SMOOTHER
38. Flawless: Abbr. : PERF
41. Jeanne d'Arc and others : STES
42. Blew one's top : HADAFIT
44. Becomes void : LAPSES
45. Canal or lake : ERIE
46. Preliminary events : HEATS
47. Beginning : ONSET
48. Extreme : ULTRA
49. River in China : SIANG
50. Reason : CAUSE
53. Entertainer like Marceau : MIME
54. Daniels or Rebozo : BEBE
55. ___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
58. Rossini's "Le Comte ___" : ORY
59. Canon : LAW

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